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Greatham Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Greatham, Hartlepool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.641 / 54°38'27"N

Longitude: -1.2394 / 1°14'21"W

OS Eastings: 449184

OS Northings: 527588

OS Grid: NZ491275

Mapcode National: GBR MGSS.G3

Mapcode Global: WHD6L.XLZZ

Entry Name: Greatham Hospital

Listing Date: 23 April 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432112

Location: Greatham, Hartlepool, TS25

County: Hartlepool

Civil Parish: Greatham

Built-Up Area: Greatham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Greatham

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

GREATHAM FRONT STREET
NZ 4927
(off west side)
12/21 Greatham Hospital
23.4.52
II

Almshouse (Hospital of God, St. Mary and St. Cuthbert), 1803-4 by Jeffrey
Wyatt (later Wyatville) for J.W. Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater; 1272
foundation. Limestone ashlar with hipped slate roofs and stone ridge
copings. Rectangular plan around 2 small "T"-plan courtyards. Quasi Gothic
style; single storey. Principal (south) front has central hall fronted by a
slightly projecting loggia, open to front with 3 pointed, chamfered arches,
diagonal buttresses and moulded eaves cornice. Embattled parapet flanks a
central square clock tower, having narrow diagonal buttresses, moulded eaves
cornice, embattled parapet and octagonal timber bell turret, with pointed,
louvred opening to each face, ogee roof and weather-vane finial. Lower
2-bay wings to left and right are buttressed between bays. Octagonal
clasping buttresses at angles rise as turret chimney stacks. Mid C20
casements in original chamfered openings under labels. Ridge stack to each
wing. Extensions to rear, and former Master's House adjoining north-east
angle are not of interest. V.C.H. Durham, 1928, Vol. II p. 121 and Vol.
III pp. 242-3.


Listing NGR: NZ4918427588

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